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Why Farmers are Clean Tech Pioneers

When it comes to adopting new technologies, particularly solar, farmers and owners of agriculture-related operations have often led the way. Farmers make good pioneering cleantech users for several reasons: They have a lot of space to deploy first-gen technology, particularly for equipment that’s heavy and bulky; they’re heavy energy users who seek ways to reduce […]

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Wind, Water & Sun can Power Our 240 Million Cars & Everything Else

Our Promising Future of Renewable Energy The cleanest solutions to global warming, air pollution and energy security are wind, water, and solar power (WWS).  As Dr. Mark Jacobson walks me through the numbers of his, Dr. Mark Delucchi, and their teams’ multi-year study, the renewable energy solution stands out as the clear winner. Dr. Jacobson […]

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Blackouts: green energy frozen out

South Africa could be in for more power disruptions when power consumption increases in winter, with Eskom warning that power supply is tight. While reduced power demand would be the quick-fix solution, Eskom said demand has already increased by 1.5% in the first quarter alone, and forecasts a 2% increase in 2011 overall.  The situation […]

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Nanotechnology and Environmental Sustainability

Some of the most significant challenges facing global society in the 21st century involve the sustainability of the environment (water, soil and air quality), energy, health and food.  Existing technologies have had a profound effect on the environment, releasing formidable pollutants into the environment and depleting natural resources. Nanotechnology, the science of the extremely small, […]

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Solar Wind Bridge – Eco-friendly Energy

In the not too distant future we may be utilizing our bridges and highways as energy producers – at least that’s what visionary Italian designers Francesco Colarossi, Luisa Saracino and Giovanna Saracino foresee. They recently submitted their Solar Wind bridge design to the Italian Solar Park South design competition. The competition asked designers to envision […]

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9 Unconventional Ways to Harness Solar Energy

Solar power is certainly increasing in popularity, as studies show that the global PV (photovoltaic cell) market might have exceeded 16 GW in 2010. In comparison to wind power (which had a capacity of 175 GW in 2010) it is really meager, and in 2008 solar power actually supplied less than 0.02 percent of the […]

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Global Warming Solutions – What Can We Do?

The evidence that humans are causing global warming is strong, but the question of what to do about it remains controversial. Economics, sociology, and politics are all important factors in planning for the future. Even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs) today, the Earth would still warm by another degree Fahrenheit or so. But […]

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Priorities for Green Living

1. Minimize Energy Consumption    2. Reduce the Household Waste Stream    3. Conserve Water    4. Eat Less Meat    5. Reduce Use Of Toxic Chemicals    6. Decide Which Companies To Patronize    7. Grow your own Vegetables 1. Minimize Energy Consumption * Wrap your geyser in an insulated blanket and turn it […]

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3 Ways to Generate Free Electricity at Home

Unless all your bills are paid for, you probably have experienced the effects of ever-inflating taxes, gas prices, and electricity costs. While I cannot help you reduce your taxes or cost of gas, I can provide you with three methods for generating your own free electricity here in San Diego. These will require some finesse, […]

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